Jena Malone officially cast as Johanna Mason in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Jena Malone officially cast as Johanna Mason in ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’

Jena Malone has officially entered the Hunger Games arena. Lionsgate announced Monday morning that Malone would be playing the role of Johanna Mason in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.

Malone’s involvement was rumored weeks ago, when it was reported she’d been offered the role. Just last night at the 2012 Teen Choice Awards, actor Josh Hutcherson commented on how much he looked forward to working with Malone.

Johanna Mason is the surly and temperamental female tribute from District 7 in Catching Fire, who later becomes an important ally to Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta (Hutcherson). The Hunger Games: Catching Fire is set to begin filming in September and will be released November 22, 2013.

Malone’s past credits include Sucker Punch, The Messenger, and Into the Wild. She most recently appeared in the Emmy nominated History Channel miniseries Hatfields & McCoys.

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